Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Social work
Brief description of your activity focus
Strengthening the partnership between the EU and Western Balkan Region; Social innovation against inequalities,
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Our aim is to identify the further steps for the successful integration of the WB region within EU activities
of social inclusion and reducing poverty. We want to produce disablity policy paper and
proposes concrete decision-makers in order to address/minimise these and makes specific recommendations
for EU decision-makers which if implemented could facilitate the further integration of the Western Balkan
region in the European SSH Programmes. Proposes commonly accepted SSH priorities for EU-Western Balkan
cooperation in the FP7 context, that reflect the actual socio-economic needs and SSH capabilities of the
Western Balkan countries. Moreover, it correlates/maps these priorities to social innovation challenges.
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Research systems and research policies in Europe
» Mutual learning and co-operation
|Project Title||Strengthening the Strategic Cooperation Between the EU and Western Balkan Region in the field of ICT Research|
|Project Title||Intensi ing ERA in Wstern Ballcan Countries|
|Coordinator||~sterreichische Forschungsforderungsgesellschaft mbH|
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
SUS BiH (Foundation for Higher Education -World University Service Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide active and continuous support to the higher education sector by adding value and knowledge to individuals and stakeholders. The programmes of SUS BiH aims to provide assistance to BiH higher education institutions, university staff, students, academics, individual researchers and research institutes. SUS BiH activities are directed towards connecting B&H and European universities, research centres, researchers and academics and establishing inter-university and international cooperation between BiH and European institutions.
The main SUS BiH goals are to help the development of the higher education sector in BiH in a sustainable manner in order to reduce the number of young people and academic staff leaving the country and place the emphasis on the future prospects of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through its activities, SUS BiH supports university reforms, which are in line with European standards and the Bologna Process, as well as the establishment of a university network at a local and regional level in Southeast Europe. SUS BiH strives to enable access to information, advice, training, partnerships, exchange programs and research opportunities. SUSBIH was Bosnia Herzegovina NCP incubator from 2006-2010.
SUSBiH has given support to the quality assurance (QA) in HE in B&H through implementation of number of projects during past years, from establishment of QA offices at the universities and UNI staff education and training to constant support of the HE in segment of structural development of QA of HE in B&H and by that bringing it closer to the EAHE. SUSBiH has also become a key player in advocating policies for equitable access to higher education for under-represented groups.
Main tasks in (FP7 project) WBC-INCO.NET:
SUS BiH participates in WP2, WP5, WP6 WP7 and WP8
It supports Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Incubator for the Bosnian NCP FP System, Partners in several FP6 Projects, such as ERA Westbalkan, ERA Westbalkan+, IS2WEB, SCORE